A vividly illustrated book, for children and adults alike, Ruskin Bond's Children's Omnibus is a collection of the author's best-loved stories.
This volume includes the eternally popular Grandfather's Private Zoo, Angry River, The Blue Umbrella, The Road to the Bazaar, as well as the short stories Cricket for the Crocodile' and Dust on the Mountain'. Witty, charming, and quietly evocative, these stories are Ruskin Bond classics.
About the Author One of India's finest and most popular storytellers, Ruskin Bond is the author of several bestselling novels and collections of short stories, essays and poems. These include The Room on the Roof (winner of the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize), A Flight of Pigeons, Time Stops at Shamli, Our Trees Still Grow in Dehra (winner of the Sahitya Akademi Award), Rain in the Mountains, Roads to Mussoorie, and A Little Night Music. He has also, over the years, expertly compiled and edited a number of anthologies.He was awarded the Padma Shri in 1999 and the Delhi Government's Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012.